Friday, April 23, 2010

Textural tidbits and beyond a tangle of laurel...


Yesterday's walk was a blessing after the whole day of grant writing at my computer! It was a slow amble, enjoying the occasional tree frog song, one of my favorite forest sounds. 
It was a day to notice the small details;
 colors and textures, 
patterns of light on bark....




Wounds on a beech tree looking like runes...


A little magical clearing, 
 beyond a tangle of laurel.
An enchanted gathering of mosses,
and entrances to underworld mysteries,  
where curious cats explore....


   and blur...
  though not his feathery,
 swishing tail.


Did he slip for a moment between the veils? 
No you say... 
just a moment of motion and light 
and digital cameras and such.
hmmmm, I wonder....


The long shadows of late afternoon....


and sacred circles, 
a map of the inner life of a tree -
a tree going back to earth.

7 comments:

ruthie said...

i enjoyed walking with you throught the magical woods, such peaceful places. i feel the need for such a walk here. thank you too for the beautiful words u left on mu blog, blessings x

M.M.E. said...

I love finding such interesting little things when I'm walking in nature. Thank you for the inspiring pictures.

Valerianna said...

Rutie- Thanks for stopping by my blog... glad you enjoyed your wander through RavenWood... hope you get a good walk in over the ocean there!

M.M.E - Glad you are inspired. As a newbie to blogging, I can;t believe it took me so long to find out about all the great inspiration out there!

Laurie said...

What lovely photographs. I am not only impressed, but envious! Best wishes
Laurie

Valerianna said...

Thanks for the feedback, Laurie!
Valerianna

Swan Artworks said...

Hi Valerianna,
I've just found your blog and so glad I did! (I'm very new to blogging too!)
I love your watercolours and your sculptures, they all very much speak to me...I also love the great photos of the beautiful woods you live in - another thing that greatly appeals to me!
I will enjoy popping by from time to time :)
Best wishes
Carrie... (Windsongs & Wordhoards)

Are you curious about me? said...

Hello Valerianna

Thank you for the link, your site is a joy and your watercolours are amazing.